Zach Harkins

Education: Bachelors, The University of Texas at Austin, USA; graduated in 2021

Topic(s) studied: Business Administration

Interested in: Energy, consulting

My greatest challenge when I applied to business school was: Identifying a programme that would provide a challenging environment with unique experiences while introducing new opportunities to develop my knowledge and career skills.

About me: I was born and raised in Houston, Texas and completed my Bachelor of Business Administration at The University of Texas at Austin (Hook ’em Horns), majoring in Finance with a minor in Accounting. While studying at UT, I had the opportunity to intern in a variety of roles. First, as a tax intern at EY followed by a summer at Merrill Lynch as a wealth management intern and finally as a corporate banking summer analyst at RBC Capital Markets with their US Energy team. My two summers with RBC exposed me to the international reach of the energy industry and the problems that management teams face while running some of the largest companies in the world. With the goal of pivoting into a strategy consulting career within the renewable energy sector, I applied to the Masters in Management programme at LBS to improve my problem-solving abilities and gain a global perspective. Since arriving at LBS, I have connected with an incredible community of peers from around the world who constantly challenge me to give my best both inside and outside of the classroom. Beyond academics, I enjoy mountaineering, running and pretty much anything outdoors!

Three topics I can be approached about: Studying in the US vs London; application strategy; life at LBS

Email address: zharkins.mim2022@london.edu